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What are my rights at work?

Advice with work & employment problems

When you work you sometimes have to deal with difficult situations or issues. Knowing your rights at work can help you to deal with the problems and issues you may face.

City Advice can help you with your rights on work related issues, including redundancy, dismissals and any form of discrimination if you live, work or study in The City of London.

Areas we provide advice and support on include:

- Your rights at work
- Help with redundancy and dismissal
- Your contract and working hours
- Workplace pensions
- Holidays, time off, sick leave, maternity and paternity leave
- Your pay, tax and the minimum wage
- Help with discrimination in the work place

I emailed City Advice for help about a dispute with my employer over statutory sick pay. I became ill due to complications with my pregnancy but my employer refused to pay me for any sick days as I hadn’t told them I was pregnant. I didn’t know what my rights were but thankfully City Advice were able to explain my entitlements and they also helped me to draft a letter to my employer.  It worked, my employer paid me all my statutory sick pay which was such a relief."
Rahanna's story

How an advisor can help you

How to contact and advisor

The ACAS website has a range of information, advice and other services devoted to preventing and resolving employment disputes.

The Direct Gov website has a section on Working, Jobs and pensions related services